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Well on the Web is an extension of the programs available in the Wellspring Centres across the country, enabling those who live far from a physical centres, or those not well enough to leave their homes, with access to Wellspring’s special brand of care and support.

Be Well Talk: Advocating For The Care You Deserve

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Ovarian Cancer Canada and Wellspring Cancer Support have collaborated to bring you this Be Well Talk with Dr. Rob Rutledge, Radiation Oncologist and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University.

As an individual living with cancer, you likely rely on many people to help you along your journey, from oncologists to loved ones. Even so, a cancer diagnosis can seem overwhelming and you may not always feel like you are getting the best possible care.

So how can you become your own self-advocate as you navigate the uncertain waters of cancer, both pre- and post- treatment?

Join our speaker, Dr. Rutledge, as he informs us how to advocate for our best care, introduces practical self-care tips to integrate into our daily lives, and offers ways to empower oneself through the journey. The Talk will also include an interactive panel discussion with Ovarian Cancer Canada’s Teal Sisters who are living with ovarian cancer.


Dr. Rob Rutledge is a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers, and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.  His passion is empowering people affected by cancer, and his has delivered hundreds of public talks and webinars, along with over 60 retreats and day long seminars to thousands of cancer survivors.  Rob has received a Cancer Care Nova Scotia Award for Excellence in Patient Care, and Doctors Nova Scotia presented him with a Health Promotion Award in recognition of his contribution to physician health and health promotion in cancer patients.  Rob co-leads CancerPEP, a comprehensive six-month daily patient empowerment program starting in November.


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